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Directorate: Courts Services
Division: Courts, Tribunals and Service Delivery
People with a cognitive disability are linked to appropriate support services during their contact with the Criminal Justice System as victims, witnesses and suspects/defendants.
In partnership with Justice Advocacy Services deliver face to face training for registry staff who interact with the public.
Ensure that people with a cognitive disability are linked to the appropriate support service during their contact with the NSW Criminal Justice System as victims, witnesses and suspects/defendants.
As a division we want to support and assist customers to fully participate in their court process.For customers with a cognitive disability support from Justice Advocacy Service will assist them to exercise their rights throughout their contact with the NSW criminal justice system.
Success will be measured against the % of staff who complete the training and the % increase of referral to Justice Advocacy Services from court registry staff.
Current Status: Progressing
Status Explanatory Note:
Status reports provided:
24 Nov 2021
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.